Lake Hornborga

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1iv, B2, B3, C2, C3, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 6,600 ha

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2018 medium favourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
A shallow calcareous lake that has undergone extensive restoration work over the last five years, involving water-level management. The lake's surroundings are mainly cultivated or cattle-grazed, although there are some forested areas. More than 100,000 people visit the lake each year.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for breeding wetland birds, and is a migratory bottleneck site, where up to 10,000 Grus grus regularly pass in spring. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (3-5 passage birds), Crex crex (1-2 breeding pairs), Gallinago media (5-20 passage birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Hornborga. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.